While the US certainly needs to discuss the consequences of reliance on foriegn sources of oil and gas, just imagine how much more important such a discussion would be for the island nations of the Carribean that (to my knowledge) have little to no sources of their own of fossil fuels. An op-ed by writer Clarence Pilgrim on Carribean Net News addresses the role of Carribean nations as importers of fossil fuels, and also extolls the benefits that these countries might accrue through a large-scale shift to renewable power production. Pilgrim notes the intermittant nature of many/most renewable sources, but it seems to me that the Carribean might be a close to ideal as it gets for solar and wind power generation. When also considering the economic and educational potential of such a move, it certainly seems like a no-brainer. Anyone have more concrete information on how renewable energy development might play out in the Carribean?
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